Hepatozellulares karzinom mit ausbreitung per continuitatem in den rechten vorhof

Translated title of the contribution: Hepatocellular carcinoma, extension into the right atrium per continuitatem

B. Marstaller, C. Lersch, H. Berger, H. Helmberger, P. Hellerhoff, E. Schulte-Frohlinde

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History and clinical findings: A 61-year-old asymtomatical patient presented with a hepatocellular carcinoma and a history of 11 cycles of transarteriell chemoembolization. Staging investigations revealed an enlarged hepatic tumour and a right atrial mass. Investigations: Computed tomography of chest and abdomen showed a pregredient turnout in both hepatic lobes with extension to the inferior vena cava, through the diaphragma and to the right atrium. Treatment and course: The patient received supportive treatment and died 3 months later. Conclusion: Inspite the incidence of 1-4%, hepatocellular carcinoma with extension to the heart has been diagnosed rarely. Although treatment is limited, early diagnosis by abdominal echography or echocardiography is necessary for the interpretation of cardiogenic symptoms and the prognosis.

Translated title of the contributionHepatocellular carcinoma, extension into the right atrium per continuitatem
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalDeutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Issue number13
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes


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